Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : iucode-tool vulnerability (USN-3186-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96955


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that iucode-tool incorrectly handled certain microcodes when using the -tr loader. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted microcode, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause iucode-tool to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected iucode-tool package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96955

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3186-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/02

Modified: 2017/02/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:iucode-tool, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0357

OSVDB: 150126

USN: 3186-1